The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PRINCE2 Certification
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 90 96
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 22 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.99% 1.43% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 6.89% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 21
Median daily rate £338 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.46% +2.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -13.59% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +72.72% -38.88%  

PRINCE2 Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 418 566 460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.80% 20.69% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 320 234
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £521 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 47
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -43.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the West Midlands

PRINCE2 Certification
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -12 5 £250 -35.89% 1
Coventry -1 4 £488 +18.90%
Warwickshire -2 4 £328 -12.66%
Staffordshire - 4 £275 -
Solihull - 1 £325 - 1
PRINCE2 Certification
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 43 (89.58%) PRINCE2
2 30 (62.50%) Project Management
3 17 (35.42%) ITIL
4 16 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
6 10 (20.83%) Finance
6 10 (20.83%) PRINCE
7 9 (18.75%) Change Management
7 9 (18.75%) Supplier Management
7 9 (18.75%) Degree
8 8 (16.67%) Migration
8 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.58%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (12.50%) BICSI Certification
10 6 (12.50%) BICSI RCDD
10 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 5 (10.42%) Network Design
11 5 (10.42%) Local Government
11 5 (10.42%) DV Cleared
11 5 (10.42%) NHS
11 5 (10.42%) LAN
12 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
12 4 (8.33%) QA
12 4 (8.33%) PMO
13 3 (6.25%) Service Design
13 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
13 3 (6.25%) Project Governance

PRINCE2 Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.08%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Local Government
3 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Project Manager
2 4 (8.33%) Senior Manager
2 4 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 4 (8.33%) Transition Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Analyst
3 3 (6.25%) Coordinator
3 3 (6.25%) ICT Manager
3 3 (6.25%) ICT Project Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Procurement Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Procurement Project Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (6.25%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.17%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Programme Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Service Design Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) NHS
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) Handset
4 1 (2.08%) Social Media
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Unix
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
1 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (89.58%) PRINCE2
2 30 (62.50%) Project Management
3 17 (35.42%) ITIL
4 16 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (20.83%) PRINCE
6 9 (18.75%) Change Management
6 9 (18.75%) Supplier Management
7 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.67%) Migration
8 5 (10.42%) Network Design
9 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.25%) Business Transformation
10 3 (6.25%) Project Governance
10 3 (6.25%) Service Design
10 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.17%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) BICSI Certification
3 6 (12.50%) BICSI RCDD
3 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 3 (6.25%) PMP
6 1 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ECDL
6 1 (2.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) PMO
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) VMware